I'd say the reason people are currently unhappy with SWTOR is because there some to be major server side problems. The amount of ability delay and lag is annoying, even with normal ping under 100ms ping. Don't know what's going on but they better get on that.
I wanted to give TSW a spin, mostly because of those Red Templars/Crusders faction, but since it was sub based I ignored it. Don't know if it still is or not.
I agree about GW2, exploration was a pain and it annoyed me to the point where I quit playing before even finishing the story lol. I went back last month to see how's it going, it's still pretty much dead outside starting areas and dungeon entrances.
More and more MMORPGs seem to aim at a more casual group of players. Where the hell are all those MLG PRO hardcore gamers who laughed at newbs and noobs?